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New exhibits added to Magna Carta exhibition at Trowbridge Museum

Posted on 10th April 2015

The Trowbridge Museum has announced that a rare medieval jug and other new medieval items have been added to its Magna Carta anniversary exhibition.

Magna Carta

The museum’s Game of Barons exhibition, which has been organised to celebrate the anniversary of the Magna Carta, is expected to attract hundreds of holidaymakers on cottage holidays in Wiltshire. The museum is expecting even more people to visit the museum following the news that a rare 13th century ‘Laverstock’ jug will be displayed.

The exhibition looks into the signing of the 1215 charter and the new items that have been added have come from Clarendon Palace and Salisbury Museum, including a medieval key from Old Sarum, ceramic floor tile pieces and a stone carved statue.

The exhibition has been open since February and has already drawn in large numbers of visitors. These visitors have seen a six-foot plaster maquette of Trowbridge Baron Henry de Bohun, who was one of the 25 barons elected to ensure King John honoured the charter, as well as replica weaponry from the medieval period.

Exhibition curator Katherine White told the Wiltshire Times, “The Laverstock jug is the rarest of the items on show and it would have been considered a fine piece of tableware at the time. The medieval key from Old Sarum is also fascinating.”

The exhibition is open until July 25th. To find out more visit the Trowbridge Museum website.


Image Credit: etee (flickr.com)